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Old 03-23-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
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problems when rebooting (fsck used)

I am continually getting filesystem errors when I reboot.

Typically, I then have the use the fsck command, normally using the format fsck -y /

Watching the screen, then reports:

Error reading block (number here) (Attrempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while doing inode scan.

Block bitmap differences: - (number - number)

Free blocks count wrong for group #number (number, counterd=number).

number/number files(-.3% non-contiguous), number/number blocks

What could be causing this, I see no real problems when the box is up and running, but only after doing a reboot or in the case of power failure, but the later I would accept, but when I am closing down the system correctly, this does seem strange.

All comments appreciated...
Old 03-23-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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I was toying around with RH 7.2 on
my notebook almost a year ago, and had
the very problem... even after a clean
shutdown it forced fsck every time.

After the umpteenth time that the box
decided not to continue booting and I
had to reformat /home I moved on to
Slackware ... :} Happy ever since ;)

Old 03-23-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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overactive fsck

I had this problem once. It turned out to be that my root file system was not being dismounted correctly during shutdown due to a wierd and correctable problem in fstab.

I suggest you watch your shutdown carefully, looking for shutdown errors.
Old 03-23-2003, 04:19 PM   #4
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sounds like something isn't being unmounted correctly.


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